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Halloween Makeup How-To: Gina Pell as Gamora [Video]

“I never liked Disney princesses,” says Gina Pell, former chief curator at fashion e-tailer Joyus and creator of emoji app LOLy, which launched in September. “My favorite heroines are tough.”

Editors' Picks: Diamond Halloween Suits, Lena Dunham's Book, & More

7x7 editors reveal what they're salivating over this week. 

The Lexington, One of SF's Last Lesbian Bars, Closing

San Francisco's dwindling LGBT community took another hit this week. Lila Thirkield, owner of The Lexington Club, announced that her popular lesbian bar in the heart of the egregiously-changing Mission District will close

7 Places to Watch the World Series in SF

Let's take this one game at a time, folks. So, please, no mention of the D-word. Not just yet. In order to help you map out where you'll watch the Giants take on the Kansas City Royals this week, we've listed 7 of our favorite places in which to watch, cheer on, and wince at the World Series. 

Loma Prieta Earthquake 25 Years Later, & Prepping for the Next One

The 1989 World Series matchup could not have been more ominous. The Oakland Athletics versus the San Francisco Giants. All eyes were on the Bay Area. Minutes before Game 3 of the series aired on ABC, on October 17 at 5:04 p.m., it struck. You could hear sportscaster Al Michaels shout, "I'll tell you what — we're having an earth—" just moments before the signal began to break. Viewers around the world tuning in caught the first moments of the 6.9 tremor that changed the Bay Area forever. 

Alt-Weekly "SF Bay Guardian" To Shut Down

Heartbreaking local media news: The San Francisco Bay Guardian, the city's longstanding progressive voice, shut down operations todaySan Francisco Media Company, who owns the San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly, and the the Guardian, said that tomorrow's "Best of the Bay" issue will be its last. 

Local Perfumers Brew Up Not-So-Common Scents

I have recently fallen under the aldehydic spell of perfumes. In a short time, I have amassed an impressive collection: vintage Chanel No. 5 in a crystal bottle, Olympic Orchids’ DEV #1, Andy Tauer’s L’air du Désert Marocain, Estée Lauder’s groundbreaking White Linen and, yes, even Poison, Dior’s notoriously assertive ’80s scent.

Meet Gypsy Snider, the Circus Curator Behind "Pippin"

There’s something scary and mysterious about people who live outside society,” says Gypsy Snider, circus creator for the modern-day revival of Pippin, the 1972 Broadway musical originally directed by the late Bob Fosse.

Social Pages: Gorgeous & Green Gala

On Friday, a mishmash of fancypants gathered at the Bently Reserve to see and be seen at the Gorgeous & Green Gala. Were you there? Lucky you. Goldie Hawn, Oscar winner/star of one of the greatest movies of all time, was there. So was actress/singer Vanessa Hudgens, actor Austin Butler, actor Paul Hipp, and "fashion host and lifestyle expert" Louise Roe made an appearance.

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